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[S2TW] - DarthMod Shogun v5.0 FINALE Edition

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Originally written by DARTH VADER @ Total War Center forum




DarthMod: Shogun II v5.0 Finale Edition
The popular mod series for the PC game "Total War: Shogun 2"


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The DarthMod series of mods continues to improve the AI and gameplay of Total War games.
As always, the mod’s main scope is to destroy the “weak†arcade factors and replace them with realistic features.
Witness now Total War: Shogun 2 as you have ever wanted.


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Main features:
In short you can call the mod “DMS†from now on. It focuses on gameplay improvements without changing too much the overall vanilla "flavour". Generally it tries to correct the "No Likes" of my review which you can read at this Link.


    • The speed, accelerations and physics of the units are taken to realistic levels so not only the battles feel more realistic but now you must plan your tactics more carefully because the units do not rush like "Fast Forward Benny Hill" to cover your mistakes.
    • Various changes to morale and battle mechanics create more lasting battles which are not only an enjoyable experience, due to the fantastic combat animations but also they are very challenging, because the AI benefits from carefully made modding techniques.
    • Projectiles are not homing to the targets but more realistically spread and can miss. Their lethality and accuracy are not as high as in vanilla in a few words.
    • Increased unit sizes for epic battles, if the user wants them.
    • Removed all the insane cheats for the CAI, which provided a "fake" challenge and kept a moderate handicap system that reflects better the actual difficulty level.
    • Diplomacy and campaign AI have been improved significantly to cover the gap of the reduced handicaps. For example the AI invades with large armies consisted of more samurai than archers (vanilla problem), uses ships better, allies are more trustworthy, realm divide effect is reduced so that the clans do not berserk against you, and so on.
    • Autocalculation of battles works better.
    • Fortifications have more garrison troops, so now the major AI clans can survive and become very powerful opponents, like the Oda clan.
    • The economy system is slightly improved to encourage the recruitment of larger armies for both the AI and human player.
    • Upgrade points for characters are increased from 2 to 3 for a better and quicker character creation.
    • Several annoying things, for the majority of players, are removed like the projectile trails (laser trails) and the Horo (Balloon). The removal of laser trails in combination with the reduced speeds brings a significant FPS increase.
    • Increased army and navy control radius in the campaign map for a more strategic positioning system. An army cannot so easily pass by another army and has to fight it, or several small armies can trap other armies.
    • Better naval battles because now ships turn and accelerate not like motorships but like wooden vessels full of soldiers and also there are many other factors affecting the naval battles including the more realistic projectiles.
    • Ships have much more movement points that makes AI to launch powerful naval invasions.
    • Clans have more diversity for their special units, so the AI makes the right choice and builds characteristic armies, for example the Takeda raise powerful cavalry, the Date a lot of No-Dachi, Shimazu their deadly Katana, etc.


Changelog and Features:


 
Credits:
Thoal for gifting me the game through Steam, for his Rise of the Samurai DLC, for his Fall of the Samurai and his Saints & Heroes DLC gifts.
"Total War Greece" for gifting me the retail version of Fall of the Samurai.
PlacidDragon for too kindly gifting the game to... the wookie hip63 who abandoned the project.
Syntax for our old and valuable forum cooperation.
Mr Kami for his special donation, his Sengoku Jidai DLC gift, his Rise of the Samurai DLC gift, his very helpful feedback and the moderation of the forum.
KERA_AK for gifting me the Otomo DLC and for his general support.
Edward Reynolds for his very kind donation.
Fracchione for gifting me the Ikko Ikki DLC.
BayonetFodder-San for his always helpful feedback and his moderation of the forum.
Le_Fred for his really fantastic battle stories with DarthMod images.
Diadok, wrcromartie, VENNONETES, for their epic screenshots.
aion2006 for his super screenshots.
taw for his valuable mod tools.
Lord Maximus, Porphyr, davidallen, daniu, DaFranker for the upgrade of the PFM Tool to work with Shogun 2.
Crux3D for his genious Symphony Tool with which I repaired the dreaded mixed sounds bug that was caused by the official patch.
Mech_Donald for making his special Battlefield Smoke Mod (BSM) for DarthMod.
Swiss Halberdier for his all around assistance.
=Vastator= for his so much needed unit variety mod "Vastator Unit Style" (VUS).
Demokritos for his superb quality work "Alternative Clan Colours Mod" (ACC).
â™”Noif de Bodemlozeâ™” for his splendid "Boshin War Mod HISTORICAL FLAGS, BANNERS & UNIFORMS Mod, "Modern Japan Army Mod", "Optional Faction Recolors [FOTS] and New Bows Textures.
BullGod for his magnificent "Daimyos and Generals mod" and "Portuguese terços Unit Variety Mod".
IGdood & kungfuserge for their relieving bayonet mod.
Thorn for his Oda Boost mod (available only in the launcher version of DMS).
ToonTotalWar for the usual perfect cooperation, his lite graphics mod and his special horo removal mod version.
Voice of Treason for the beautiful artwork.
JFC for the beautiful artwork and his excellent unit cards.
The Hedge Knight for the Horo removal mod, the excellent Unit Variety Mod and his general support to all modders.
Jane for the Clan Color Mod (no longer used because it is not updated).
Wind for the Japanese Speech Fix.
Ftmch for his fantastic and massive unit retexture mod.
Superghostboy for his handy texture mod that increases perfomance and FPS.
La De Da Brigadier Graham for his music mod and his all around assistance (Generic all around good music which can be found here http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=389044).
Twosocks for his traditional music + sound mod (Based on atmospheric Japanese drums which can be found here http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=445112).
Ying, Duke of Qin for his great portrait mod named Furinkazan.
Gallus Domesticus for his Oda-Tokugawa alliance mod.
Elvasat for his beautiful portrait and event mods.
ordinary for his better encyclopaedia map (No longer used).
CoconutFred for his unit icon mod adapted for clan retexture mod.
Radius for his Sashimono removal mod and his other contributions to the TWCenter community.
akp for his ambush deployment zone mod.
freelancerX for his extra ambush & deployment zone mod.
No Leaf Clover for providing his temporary sound fix for the DarthMod community.
hip63 for his help at the early stages of the mod (The current DMS Launcher uses some of his ideas).
 
 
Download



  • 5.0 Full Launcher Version5.0 Minimal Pack Version
    The user can manually install it as per instructions ->Not advised for novices

    Dowload Minimal Pack
    It includes installation instructions.



 
 
 
Also, please go to
Moddb.com
and leave your comments there.
 
 



 
Download the mod by clicking the top picture. Also, I can only give support for the most common issue e.g CTD, installation, but if I cannot answer your question then I suggest that you post it in this forum.




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